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Re: SONET Interconnect (was RE: MCI)

  • From: Shikhar Bajaj
  • Date: Fri Mar 29 02:04:09 1996

According to Paul Ferguson:
> 
> At 12:36 AM 3/29/96 -0500, Shikhar Bajaj wrote:
> 
> >
> >Several of our clients seriously consider
> >ATM/SONET the best way to go because they feel that a switched
> >technology like ATM is the best single technology (currently) 
> >to offer them high speed and support for multiple applications (like
> >video and voice, as well as data).  They are not just sending around
> >200-byte IP packets.  Furthermore, the ability to get
> >quality of service support and guarantees is important them.  They don't
> >think that RSVP, when it comes, will be enough.  Finally,
> >to them, the economics makes sense.  They understand the limitations
> >(i.e. overheads) and believe that they are acceptable. 
> >
> 
> What you fail to mention, however, is that in an effort to achieve
> these noble goals across the Internet, you are relegated to using IP
> over ATM. This is the fatal flaw.
>

Yes, I admit my guilt.  Our clients are looking at solutions in
parallel with the Internet.  They feel that sole reliance on the
Internet will not cut it.

> Sorry. I remain unconvinced.

That's fine.  I'm not trying to sell anything to anyone :).


Shikhar




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